April 29, 2006
Engaging Aural Journey
Kali-Frogz are Christopher Fabulet and Eric Brandy. With this five-track EP, the French duo delivers an incredible set of mesmerizing rhythms, soaring synths, infectious keyboards, sizzling electronics and experimental moments.
The lead track Sakrifice begins with a brief episode of pounding beats and frenzied noise reminiscent of early industrial music. This quickly gives way to a more structured atmosphere of hypnotic (almost tribal) beats, melancholy keyboards, and meticulous flickering electronics.Mystic Future is a bleak track leaning towards the experimental side. Discordant keyboards, an ominous beat, distorted voices, and unsettling noises take the listener on a brief side trip to the darker side.
Light Modulation is an uplifting composition of stirring orchestral-like synths, blissful electronics, and moving beats that are accentuated with samples of Martin Luther Kings inspirational I Have a Dream speech.
The stirring horn-like synths and reverberating layers of rhythmic beats on Deeprecif only serve to strength the inspiring atmosphere initiated in Light Modulation. A low tonal drone, robotic voices, staccato keyboard notes, and peculiar electronic noises in Altantide give it a surreal ambiance which marks the return to darker moments and brings the listener to the end of this engaging aural journey. -LAJ-